Canberra-based space sensor manufacturer Infinity Avionics has expanded its product offerings to include high-resolution Earth observation cameras.
The high-resolution cameras will enable future Australian space missions to capture detailed images of Earth, according to the company.
The company said in a statement: “The new Lynx4MP camera (pictured) is possibly the first Australian commercial high-resolution camera for space applications.
“Lynx4MP builds on a robust history of flight-proven electronic, sensor and optics designs, featuring a versatile configuration that is suited to a range of applications from space asset monitoring to high-resolution Earth observation.”
Infinity Avionics CEO Igor Dimitrijevic said reliable, accurate and frequent Earth observation data plays a key role in supporting the everyday life of Australians.
“Our Lynx4MP-500 camera will be able to provide accurate and high-resolution image data to support agriculture, weather forecast, environmental planning, and disaster management among many other applications.”
The Australian Space Agency has recently announced the multi-million-dollar National Space Mission Series for Earth Observation.
Dimitrijevic said Infinity Avionics was well placed to support these upcoming missions with its growing experience providing camera products to space missions from all over the world.
Lynx4MP-500 boasts a ground sampling distance of just five metres – about the length of a car – at an orbit altitude of around 500km.
The camera can be customised to capture black and white, colour, or multispectral images to support various Earth observation applications as required by customers.
Infinity Avionics technology has been in low Earth orbit (LEO) for more than two years.
“It is vital to be able to design and develop commercial space cameras in Australia.”
Picture: Infinity Avionics
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